On August 20, 2021, the Lord called home one of His angels, Damita Cherise Chandler, at the age of 43. Damita, affectionately known as “Mita.” was so eager to take this world by storm that she arrived two months early, on October 7, 1977. She grew up surrounded by love, laughter, and close family in Newtown, Maryland and received her diploma from Easton High School in Easton, Maryland, with the class of 1995. She took pride in her service in the medical field, in which she worked for the majority of her adult life and obtained many medical certifications. In 2015, Mita received her Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting from Anne Arundel Community College.
Up until her passing, Mita was employed with Senior Care - Arcadia Assisted Living, where she worked as a Certified Medical Technician. Her chosen career spoke volumes of the person she was: a giver, a helper, a nurturer, a caretaker. She was simply a good hearted human being. Even though, Mita loved her career path, her favorite job title of all was “Mom.” Her one and only son, Josiah, will always be her joy, her glow, and the absolute love of her life.
With Damita’s untimely departure, she leaves to treasure and love her always her beloved mother and stepfather, Ms. Rose D. Whiting (Roy Hughes), of Cordova, Maryland, her father and stepmother, Mr. Cleophas Chandler (Ruth), of Georgetown, Delaware, her baby sister, Ms. Dontia R. Cooper, of Baltimore, Maryland, and her beloved son, Josiah C. Chandler. Mita also leaves to mourn three beloved uncles, Mr. George Whiting (MaLinda), of Queen Anne, Maryland, Mr. Ted Whiting, of Hurlock, Maryland, and Mr. Steven Whiting, of Cordova, Maryland, and her favorite aunt, Ms. Iris R. Whiting, of Easton, Maryland.
Mita leaves to treasure a lifetime of sisterhood and an unbreakable bond, her longtime best friend and son’s Godmother, Ms. Shonta “Shonnie” Taylor, of Columbia, Maryland, along with two Godsons: Dershone and Maki. Mita’s life will also be remembered and celebrated by a host of extended family and friends, as everyone knew her and spoke of her fondly. Mita was predeceased by her maternal grandfather and grandmother, Mr. Cornelius E. and Mrs. Rose M. Whiting.
Mita was a force of nature, who feared nothing and no one, but God. She was there for her family and friends without hesitation, no matter the hour. She LOVED life and lived it fiercely with purpose and gratitude for each day that God bestowed upon her. This world grew much darker when she departed. She was pure light, and is sorely missed by all who loved her.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Idlewild Park Pavilion in Easton, Maryland on September 18, 2021, and burial services will be private.